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Wounded Soldier in the Convent

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"Wounded Soldier in the Convent" provides a poignant glimpse into the lives of those affected by war and the lasting impact it can have on individuals. The story follows a soldier who seeks refuge in a convent after being wounded in battle, where he finds solace and healing in the care of the compassionate nuns. Through beautifully written prose, the author skillfully conveys the soldier's physical and emotional pain, as well as the kindness and empathy shown to him by the sisters. This novella is a moving and thought-provoking read that illustrates the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Wounded Soldier in the Convent by François Coppée.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 23, 2022, in honour of Coppée's 180th birthday on January 26. The poem was written in Paris during the Siege, November 1870 and celebrates caring nurses who work with difficult patients.
François Coppée was a French poet and novelist. He was famed as le poète des humbles . His verse and prose focus on plain expressions of emotion, patriotism, the joy of young love, and the pitifulness of the poor. - Summary by TriciaG & Wikipedia

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